Friday, January 25, 2013

Teaching from Sister Mecham

Sister Mecham is always such a wonderful FuN teacher/mom. She began by handing out a cleaning and maintenance chart for each apartment and companionship.  It explained what is expected from them each day, each week and month, also some general maintenance tips.  She explained further to them that she didn't like being the mean mom and she loved each one of them and wanted them to be healthy, strong and safe.  NOW onto the FuN teaching. . .
She asked if anyone had seen this object lesson, with 3 spoons and 3 glasses.
Elder Huppe was sure he could figure this out. . . 
Nope No Way!  Next...Maybe next time elder!

Then Elder Allred knew he could figure this out... Nope! Elder Tiffany said maybe together they could figure it out, let us try!

Well they almost were successful; they were on the right track but they still needed a little help. Sister Mecham had to step in and save the day.  In this object lesson you use 3 spoons and 3 glasses spread out in a triangle shape. You need to put all the spoons together and make a bridge strong enough to hold the scriptures on the glasses without moving the glasses.  Can it be done??? It sure can > try it at home and practice. This was a wonderful lesson about using the tools we are given so we are strong. Each spoon represented something different, one was for praying daily, one for daily scripture study and the other attending weekly church services.
NEXT Lesson. . . Elder Bowers is willing and ready to try > walk the line, do you want to choose one or both?  He is going for walking both lines ~ let's see how he is doing.
Is this possible??? Not even for a wrestler like Elder Bowers ~

the lesson here is, it is impossible to choose to walk both, she named them "The way of the world and The way of the Lord".  As we learn from 3 Nephi 13:24 No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold the one and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

One more lesson - - - Elder Allred said for sure he knew this one, well he did and he actually showed Sister Mecham a new way to do it.
Take a piece of paper and cut it so you can put it over your head without tearing it apart.  The paper and the way it is cut represents when we get inspiration and trust in God, we can get things accomplished.  "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" Isaiah 55:8

We are grateful for the inspiration and loving guidance that Sister Mecham taught.  It is our prayer that we will be able to apply these teachings to our own lives also and share and teach to others.

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